Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) inaugurated its eighth and largest data centre at the Hoa Lac High-Tech Park on October 25, marking a significant leap in Vietnam's data infrastructure capacity.
Spanning an impressive 23,000 square metres and equipped with 2,000 rack cabinets, Hoa Lac Data Centre is the largest facility of its kind in Vietnam and represents a substantial investment in the country's technological infrastructure. The centre has achieved an Uptime Tier III certification for its design, construction, and operational sustainability, ensuring resilience and continuous operation even during maintenance.
Huynh Quang Liem, CEO of VNPT, emphasised the strategic importance of the facility, saying, "VNPT now operates eight data centres in several locations including Hanoi, Danang, and Ho Chi Minh City, each one adhering to stringent domestic and international standards. Our date centre in Hoa Lac is the largest and most advanced in the country and is poised to offer the nation premier data services, tailor-made to meet the diverse requirements of both domestic and international clients."
Equipped with cutting-edge technology from renowned G7 manufacturers such as Cummins, Hitachi, and Siemens, the new centre boasts ultra-fast network connections, averaging 2Gbps per rack for domestic and 0.5Gbps for international connectivity. The security system comprises six layers of protection to ensure the best data security for clients.
At the event, Nguyen Manh Hung, Minister of Information and Communications, highlighted Vietnam's digital infrastructure strategy, which includes telecommunications, the Internet of Things, data centres, and technology service platforms.
"Digital infrastructure must be super-capacious, ultra-wideband, universally accessible, sustainable, smart, open, and secure. It's essential to prioritise investment in modernisation to stay ahead in the digital transformation race," said Hung.
"Data infrastructure is the cornerstone of digital infrastructure. Telecommunications firms who once led in telecoms infrastructure must now take the lead in data infrastructure. Investment in data centres represents a new growth avenue for these operators, without which, they risk being replaced," the minister added.
This strategic move by VNPT, along with Vietnam's focus on developing advanced digital infrastructure, demonstrates a clear vision towards enhancing national telecommunications capabilities, and signifies a shift in focus from traditional telecom services to more advanced data and digital services.
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